Travel Guides wins prime time with trip to South Korea

• ABC adds two new shows to its comedy lineup

Prime Time News
Seven News 1,106,000 / 1,037,000
Nine new 1,044,000 / 993,000
ABC News 746,000
10 News First 367,000 (5:00 p.m.) / 228,000 (6:00 p.m.)
SBS World News 184,000 (6.30 p.m.) 128,000 (7.00 p.m.)

Daily news
7.30 608,000
The project 258,000 (6.30 p.m.) / 474,000 (7.00 p.m.)
The Drum 180,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 273,000
Today 212,000
News Breakfast 188,000

Recent news
The last 240,000
Nine Overdue News 120,000
Late News SBS 46,000

Nine ratings

Travel Guides was the best non-news program last night with 719,000 viewers. The number may have been helped by the lack of Difficult quiz, the broadcasts having fought for several weeks.

The show took viewers to the South Korean city of Seoul and stayed in the country’s tallest building, the Lotte World Tower. While the guides toured the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea, the Noryangjin Fish Markets, then took a K-Pop inspired makeover and dance class.

Then it was the Doctor Doctor finale with the Australian drama ending after five seasons in front of an audience of 516,000. The episode finally saw Hugh choose between the town and his hometown of Whyhope and also the two women he loves.

Footy Ranked then had 81,000 viewers.

Seven ratings

Seven was the # 1 major channel last night with a 21.1% share, and was also the # 1 network with 29.1%

On Big Brother, 652,000 saw that the house had only five roommates left after 62 days of difficult play.

Big Brother dropped a bombshell – today’s nomination challenges would be played over two rounds and the two winners would each nominate a roommate for eviction.

Christine held for life to meet the first challenge and named SJ.

In the second challenge, Ari stood firm for power and nominated Danny, while making Danny think he would vote on SJ.

During the eviction ceremony, it soon became clear to Danny that he had been played by Ari and Christina.

“I was dominated by a 22-year-old and a 21-year-old who crushed me all over the expulsion room and I didn’t really see that coming,” said Danny. “I was taken aback. It was awesome, I am so lucky to have had this experience. I think SJ will go and the first three will be Ari, Marley and Christine.

The episode was # 1 in the key 18-49 demo.

The front bar then was 361,000 in the Wednesday night time slot. The episode drew 245,000 viewers in Melbourne, making it the best non-news program in the city.

10 TV reviews

The project had 258,000 (6.30am) and 474,000 (7.00pm) as the show covered the NSW Covid outbreak, Clive palmeranti-vaccination claims of, and was joined by Cal Wilson.

Chef 582,000 viewers tuned in for the Mystery Box challenge, but in a twist, there was only one huge Mystery Box at the front of the room with a projector showing messages from competing families.

Each cook had 75 minutes to prepare a family-inspired dish, with the winner joining Thursday’s immunity challenge. Sabine won thanks to its fisherman’s stew.

ABC television ratings

The ABC continued to renew its Wednesday night comedy lineup with two new editions this week.

The first was Win the week the new half-hour quiz that pairs everyday Australians with celebrities. The show is hosted by Alex lee (The cash register, the flow) with a regular member of the team Craig Reucassel (War on Waste, The Chaser). The premiere had 488,000 viewers, as it attempted to fill the big shoes with Difficult quiz which regularly had over 600,000 viewers in the same niche.

Crazy as hell from Shaun Micallef continued at its usual time and drew 507,000 viewers as the episode discussed the vaccine rollout and Barnabé Joyceback to the direction of the Nationals.

The ABC then went back to having a sitcom in the 9pm slot like it did earlier in the year with Aftertaste and Fisk, with the new comedy Starstruck taking the place of You can’t ask for that. The comedy written by and performed Rose mataféo had 280,000 viewers for its first episode.

Superwog then aired the second episode of its second season, with 109,000 viewers.

SBS Television Reviews

On SBS, the best non-news program was a repeat of British Cathedrals with Tony Robinson which had 158,000 viewers.

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